Classification Society DNV GL has published a guidance paper to support and inform the industry on how the 2020 global sulphur cap will impact operations and the options for compliance.
In October, following a review of the outlook of the availability of compliant low sulphur fuel oil in 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided that the global fuel sulphur limit of 0.5% should enter into force in 2020. This requirement is in addition to the 0.1% sulphur limit in the North American, US Caribbean, North Sea and Baltic Emission Control Areas (SECA).
According to IMO estimations, up to 70,000 ships will be affected by the global sulphur cap. The published guidance paper, which is free to download, gives ship operators:
• A summary of the regulatory landscape
• Insights into the different compliance options
• An overview of future trends
• Cost comparisons for different scenarios
• An overview of our class and advisory services related to emission compliance
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